‘Mindtricks’ is a piece about depression and psychological illness. A societal view is often rooted in a solution-based idea that everything needs to be fixed as fast as possible and as easily as possible. The problem is psychological issues are hard to deal with and they take time.
‘Out’ is about getting in that mood. It’s about being hit with anxiety. It’s about feeling like you want to give up. It’s also about noticing it and wanting to restart.
‘Acceptance’ is an abstract poem touching on anxiety.
‘Social’ is about having anxiety in any form. Whether its present all the time as a sort of demon hanging over your life or it presents itself through an anxiety attack. It’s about struggling to make sense.
‘Everything’ is a counter-piece to the recently released ‘Nothing’ poem. It takes on the opposite thought-process of having it all and worrying about losing everything.
Not much to say about ‘Nothing’. Less is more in its purity. Meta much?
‘Generation’ is about how technology overtakes our lives and makes us more closed people. We would rather spend time on our phones while with other people instead of seeing what’s in front of us.
The poem ‘Foreigner’ is about being from a different background and trying to accept it. It’s a journey of being ashamed in public of having a different background because one worries what others think of you. This leads to overcompensation in acting how the new culture acts or wants you to act. This may force you to abandon old values that you actually cared about. The poem is about finding a balance and realizing that it is not a burden, but a blessing in disguise as you’re able to connect with more people because of your broader background and that it’s something you should be proud of. This is something I especially learned and experienced when I did a trip abroad to Amsterdam, a place where, allegedly, around 50% of the inhabitants are immigrants.